Hope Town Hideaways

Hope Town Hideaways

One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town Elbow Cay
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#6 of 6 villas in Elbow Cay
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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We are experienced private vacation home and rental management specialists as well as a real estate agency. Enjoy total privacy by staying in a private home with full amenities or for shorter stays we represent two boutique hotels in the village of Hope Town. Our knowledgeable Hideaways staff will make your island visit trouble free by offering services such as booking fishing or dive trips, assisting you with provisioning services, booking charter ferries to name a few. Hope Town Hideaways was founded in 1988 and is 100% Bahamian owned and operated.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Luxury
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One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town Elbow Cay
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
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Marsh Harbour Intl Airport
Treasure Cay Airport
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Michael D wrote a review Jul 2018
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My family just returned from a fabulous vacation in Elbow Cay. While there, we stayed at a newly completed beach front home , the “ Lily Pad” . According to rental agency , Hope Town Hideaways, we were the first renters. The “Lily Pad “had lots of positive features ; a beautiful family room with panoramic views, a new and well equipped kitchen , and a spacious deck with multiple seating areas. To make our visit more enjoyable , the home owners were gracious and generous to share some personal possessions such as bikes and beach accessories. The staff at Hope Town Hideaway were friendly and responsive to our needs during our stay . That said, although we had a wonderful time in Elbow Cay and the “ Lily Pad served our needs, there were some serious flaws in the home, that unless corrected , would discourage me from every renting or referring this home . First, both sliding glass doors to the decks were extremely difficult to open and close. Efforts by a technician sent to correct the problem were to no avail . Secondly , although the house was disclosed to have 2 1/2 baths, both full baths were on the second floor. Having recently had a hip replacement surgery, it was a burden to have to climb stairs to simply take a shower. This bath arrangement will continue to be burden to future renters who have difficulty with climbing stairs; the elderly, mothers with infants, or anyone recovering from surgery. An added inconvenience was that three families had to share one full bath. “Lily Pad’s “ greatest downfall was not having easy and safe access to the beach. Without stairs to the beach, we had to climb down a steep and nearly hazardous slope to the beach. There is no excuse for this given the premium rent paid for the property. Lily Pad” has lots to offer, but modifications and repairs should be made by the home owner to just the weekly rental and to compete with comparable properties on Elbow Cay .

Michael Davis
New Orleans
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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LVE wrote a review Jun 2019
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed a week at Captains Quarters . The house in general was fine but the beds were terrible. We stayed in the room that overlooked the front porch and the bed was worse than sleeping on a brick floor. It was so bad we had to resort to sleeping on the couches . Our friends said their beds were not good either but all agreed the one we had was the worst . Unfortunately we could not use the pool as it was green the entire time. As the house faces west it is extremely hot and not being able to use the pool was very disappointing. This was an expensive house and to have bedding that is absolutely horrible and an usable pool is truly unacceptable .
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Samara A, Owner at Hope Town Hideaways
Responded Jul 5, 2019
We have not had any complaints about the beds in the past and I have just confirmed with the caretakers of the property that all of the beds are Sleep Number beds which can be adjusted to your comfort level and are some of the best quality beds money can buy. The pool was just refinished in April so I am surprised to hear it was green. A call to our office or the caretakers would have given us an opportunity to address this issue immediately however we were not made aware of the problem.
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bob911 wrote a review Jun 2015
Vancouver, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Large house on south end of island near Tahiti beach. Easy access to private boat slip and care takers were wonderful. Rented a golf cart for cruising around and 2 boats from Island Marine......Jeff and Jenny are great! We do not normally rent on EC, but we needed the space and amenities. Ocean front, pool, boat slip and access to Hopetown allowed everyone to do their own thing.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Dweezilcrunch wrote a review Jan 2013
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding island. Houses are wonderful and cozy. Hope to return soon! Laid back and relaxing. Could snorkel right off the beach without much effort. Houses and beaches are clean and well taken care of. The locals are welcoming and extremely hospitable.
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Date of stay: May 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BackPacker25163 wrote a review Feb 2003
Queensbury, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
By a stroke of luck, (we couldn't raise another marina on our VHF radio). Hopetown hidaways responded to the call. We were a pair of Mooring 413 sailboats looking for a slip for a night. Francis, the dock master, was great. We tied to the docks and were shown the shore facilities. The beach and pool were beautiful ( and quite private), not to mention the flowers and shrubs that lined the walkways. Even though we arrived by, and stayed on the boats, we were given access to the shore amenities. I can only say that if we had come by land, this would have been a small treasure to find so close to the US mainland. Only a short dingy ride or walk to the main town finds friendly people and good food. The key lime pies were the best I've had. We also had the opportunity to participate in a local boat race and Tony Bennett, the commodore of the Hopetown Yacht Club along with all their members at the Standup following the race made us feel like family.I look forward to our next return, Hopetown Hidaways will certainly be on the adgenda.
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LisaRex wrote a review May 2019
West Chester, Ohio
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We and 2 other couples rented Seaduction, a 3 bdrm 3 bath oceanfront home on Elbow Cay. Overall, we loved the oceanfront location, the charm of the home, and each couple having their own bathroom. Having use of laundry is great if you want to pack light, and having a full kitchen is essential on Elbow Cay. The kitchen was fully equipped, though the stove was a bit wonky and had to be lit manually.

The grounds were well kept and the home offered plenty of comfortable seating for 6 people, on the patio, under the gazebo and around the pool. If you want sun or shade, you're covered. The pool was great, though over-chlorinated, but too cold to use the week we went. And note that you're not allowed to open any of the ocean-facing doors (except the main door to the patio), including the master bedroom, because they were warped and couldn't be easily put back into place. That was disappointing, but not so great that it merited an official complaint.

The views of the ocean were great from the back, and one night we spent hours watching a lightning storm in the distance. The week we went (end of March) was warm in the sun, but very windy, so a sweater/longs were definitely needed.

All in all, we loved the home and in fact recommended it to many people that we met during the week.

Unfortunately, our trip was marred on Day 5, when we woke to discover that the front door was broken. We'd returned home the evening before without incident, but it was during a wind advisory, so our best guess is that the door didn't latch completely, and the wind caught the door and slammed it, splintering the wood around the dead bolt.

We called the caretaker and he and his handyman came out within a few hours to do a temporary fix it, so kudos on a very quick response....but then he said that we were responsible for repairing the door, a 50+ year "vintage" wooden door that could not be easily replaced because it matched the other doors. And because we'd signed a contract that we'd be responsible for all damage that occurred while we occupied the home, we were on the hook for 100% of the cost to restore the door.

So despite the fact that we'd done nothing beyond normal use, within 24 hours we were texted a quote for a whopping $1320 to repair the door, followed by an email asking if we wanted to pay by credit card for an additional 5%. As you can imagine that put a damper on the last 2 days of our vacation. When we returned, my husband called to ask if they could call the owner and see if he'd be willing to split the cost 50/50, the caretaker repeated that we'd signed the contract, and then threatened to sue us.

So sadly, even though we loved the property itself, we cannot recommend booking it because you'll be at risk for paying for repairs, even for things that are broken during a windstorm. Because of this, I'll never rent another property that doesn't offer a liability insurance policy.

Lesson learned.
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: North bathroom was very small, so not suitable for large people.
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Till wrote a review Jan 2018
Bremen, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience in booking with Hope Town Hideaways was rather unpleasant. We got a confirmation with specific details when to arrive which deviated from our original plan. We booked our flights accordingly and then ... received a cancelation.

This lead to an email chain for over two months. Hope Town Hideaways did not take responsibility for this and left us stuck with the money we lost due to this.

We are talking about a few hundred dollars compared to the thousands they charge for staying at the house/their services.

As we are entering the third month and both parties still do not take responsibility, I would like to make everybody aware of these problems who considers booking with Hope Town Hideways. Even a confirmed booking does not mean that you will get your accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Meredith L wrote a review May 2012
Cazenovia, New York
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Photos not at all what we encountered upon arrival. Housekeeping promised. Not. Upscale linens were never changed as promised. Also, the towels were the quality we use for boat rags. Our dinghy was missing 3x. Used by caretaker /children. Almost missed dinner reservations. Stranded due to lack of a boat. Water supply for construction tapped off our villa so zero water pressure all day. Other problems. Too numerous to list. Complaints to rental office, Hope Town Hideaways, then the owners of the villas. Answer: sorry. You should have complained about every single problem every single day. Oh, yes, and when the office is closed for Easter holidays ? did I mention the phone was not working ? I could go on. My advice : beware. If you have problems, you may be on your own .
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Date of stay: April 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: In this case, website photos were not what we encountered. Relied on realtor . Not a good idea....
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Hudeylover wrote a review May 2019
Laguna Beach, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This review is more about the rental company (Hope Town Hideaways) than the property itself. I highly recommend that you find another company to use for rentals in the Abacos. First, they misrepresented the property on their website. Their description of the property is a bit misleading. The property lacked the updated amenities listed and the house was more tired than anything (most of the doors would not open, appliances that did not function properly, torn screens in doors/windows, etc). Second, the caretaker for Hope Town Hideways was just downright rude, aggressive, and had very questionable business practices.

I would be wary of a company that has employees that lack good business ethics and treat their customers in this fashion.
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Date of stay: April 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Samara A, Owner at Hope Town Hideaways
Responded Jul 5, 2019
Can you please tell me which property you stayed at as it would help us to correct any misinformation provided on our website and give us an opportunity to bring these items to the owners attention to be addressed? Also who the caretaker was that assisted you. Thanks.
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Oncotron1 wrote a review Jul 2015
Naperville, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rented Pieces of Eight estate for a week. Large family vacation. It was awesome! Great view, lots of space. Beach, infinity pool and seclusion are the big highlights.
Negatives were the deck is very weathered and bare feet will get you splinters in no time. Bring tweezers! Kitchen was perfect for family cooking. One of the guest houses had no working air conditioning and one of the two ice makers was full of mold and in need of maintenance. All in all this was worth the price. Rental agency was great. I'd definitely come here again.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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LisaRex wrote a tip May 2019
West Chester, Ohio141 contributions126 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"North bathroom was very small, so not suitable for large people."
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PapaTomHemingway08 wrote a tip Jun 2018
Leesburg, Florida4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Captains Quarters is not a hotel, but a four bedroom three bath home"
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cokerbud wrote a tip Jun 2012
Baytown, Texas1,061 contribution549 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Slow down and enjoy the day."
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Meredith L wrote a tip May 2012
Cazenovia, New York13 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"In this case, website photos were not what we encountered. Relied on realtor . Not a good idea. Do more research on your own,"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hope Town Hideaways
Which popular attractions are close to Hope Town Hideaways?
Nearby attractions include Elbow Reef Lighthouse (0.5 km), Elbow Cay (1.7 km), and Tahiti Beach (4.8 km).
Which room amenities are available at Hope Town Hideaways?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Hope Town Hideaways?
Conveniently located restaurants include Firefly Bar & Grill, On Da’ Beach, and Cap'n Jack's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hope Town Hideaways?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hope Town Hideaways?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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